25th August 2022
As winter creeps in, so does moisture-filled air. And simple household chores like airdrying your washing, cooking and showering only add to the moisture levels.
This moisture causes condensation accumulation. Moisture within the air is drawn to the coldest parts of the house - the windows and walls.
Condensation will undoubtedly turn to dampness and mould. This can have a detrimental effect on your health and cause structural damage to your walls.
But there are 10 rules you can follow to prevent condensation build-up in your home.
RULE 1: Buy a Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers lessen the likelihood of mould by removing excess moisture from the air. They suck in the air’s moisture and store it inside a water container.
An Ebac Smart Control dehumidifier will even detect the moisture levels in the air, switching off when it’s not necessary and turning on when moisture levels increase. This saves you money!
RULE 2: Air-Dry in a Designated Room
Using a designated room to airdry your clothes prevents moisture from spreading. Just place your Ebac dehumidifier in that room. Disaster averted!
RULE 3: Dry Your Clothes Outdoors
This rule is even more effective as it stops moisture build-up in your house altogether! Airdrying clothes inside your home is a prime cause of condensation. Drying them outdoors eliminates this issue.
RULE 4: Close Kitchen and Bathroom Doors
Kitchens and bathrooms are prime moisture-making rooms. The moisture produced by cooking and showering enters the air and ends up on your windows and walls.
You can confine the condensation to those rooms by closing your kitchen and bathroom doors. This prevents the spread of condensation across the house.
RULE 5: Use Your Extractor Fans
Most kitchens and bathrooms have in-built extractor fans. These remove moisture-filled air produced by cooking and showering.
When it’s chucked out the house, it can’t cause your home (or you!) harm.
RULE 6: Check Your Heating System
Condensation loves cold spaces. If you’re living in a cold house with a poor heating system, this increases the presence of condensation in your home.
Ensuring your heating system is working correctly and efficiently will reduce condensation levels.
RULE 7: Switch to Double Glazing
Single glazed windows are asking for trouble, letting the cold, moist winter air into your home. Switching to double glazing will reduce the heat transfer in your home, thus lessening the condensation.
RULE 8: Clear External Walls of Furniture
Air circulation is crucial in the prevention of condensation build-up. Having your furniture at least 50mm away from external walls will diminish condensation accumulation.
RULE 9: Open Windows in Warm Weather
When the weather isn’t so chilly, open some windows. This will ventilate your house and encourage air circulation. Condensation will disappear as a result!
RULE 10: Install Adequate Insulation
Poorly-insulated houses let all the cold air in during winter. With this comes moisture, which quickly turns to condensation. Insulating your home keeps external air outside, where it belongs.
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The Powerpac 18 is a compact, economical dehumidifier with Smart Control. Smart Control automatically learns about your home and adapts the extraction rate. This reduces running costs by around 30%.
Smart Control’s adaptive extraction rate, efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensures the ideal amount of water is removed.
Removes exactly the right amount of moisture to stop and prevent damp and condensation problems in all UK homes.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 5 people, or 3-4 bedroom homes.
End of line stock - may include minor cosmetic blemishes
BUY DIRECT FOR 3 YEAR WARRANTY
Smart Control and efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensure ideal amount of water is extracted.
Simply press a button and leave Smart Control to analyse the environment and solve any problems.
Smart app connectivity allows you to change operating mode and manage performance levels and alerts.
Smart Control and efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensures ideal amount of water is extracted.
Large capacity 2.5l water container that’s fully enclosed to prevent spillage and neatly hidden from view in its own compartment.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 6 people, or up to 6 bedroom homes.
BUY DIRECT FOR 5 YEAR WARRANTY
Our very competitive entry-level model, with an Infinity humidistat. This allows you to set the exact humidity level you want to achieve. Good for applications where the humidity level does not change.
Turn the control dial to the desired humidity setting.
Get genuine Ebac quality at a budget price.
Large capacity 3.5l water container that’s fully enclosed to prevent spillage and neatly hidden from view in its own compartment.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 3 people, or 1-3 bedroom homes.
BUY DIRECT FOR 2 YEAR WARRANTY
An automatic control system that learns about your home and provides a quick resolution to damp and condensation problems.
Simply press a button and leave Smart Contol to analyse and then solve any problems.
Smart Control and efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensure the ideal amount of water is extracted.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 3 people, or 1 to 2 bedroom homes.
Smart Control and efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensure ideal amount of water is extracted to quickly resolve issues.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 3 people, or 1 to2 bedroom homes.
The 2650e is a more economical dehumidifier that also has Smart Control. Smart Control automatically learns about your home and adapts the extraction rate. This reduces running costs by around 30%.
More economical semi-professional dehumidifier with an Infinity humidistat. Users can select a specific humidity level and Powerdri will do the rest.
Set any level of humidity you require.
Very good performance for all DIY projects from plastering and decorating to carpet cleaning.
Suitable to be moved around with rubber bumpers and increased durability.
A powerful semi professional dehumidifier with an Infinity humidistat. Set a specific level of humidity to help with building drying, plaster drying and paint. Useful for minor floods and water ingress.
Great performance, in any environment.